Today's News

  • Police group gives to help kids in need

    Elementary schools in Roane County will be able to help children in need a little more, thanks to a donation from the Roane County Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daryl Cook, along with Sheriff’s Deputy and Student Resource Officer Jason Halcomb, represented the FOP earlier this month when they presented a $150 gift card to Dyllis Springs Elementary School Principal Jennifer Spakes and Assistant Principal Jeanne Armstrong.

    The card will be used to buy clothing or other supplies for students in need.  

  • Chemical byproduct again in Roane Central water

    Roane Central Utility District recently notified its customers about a violation of the federal drinking water standard for total trihalomethanes during testing in May 2017.

    The total trihalomethanes was calculated at .081 mg/L, exceeding the maximum contaminant level of .080 mg/L set for this parameter. In a letter to customers, the utility explains this is the equivalent of one millionth of a gram.

  • Harriman police work leads to indictment of Scott man

    Information from Harriman Police Department in 2015 led to last week’s Scott County grand jury indictment of a Scott County man on aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported that in December 2015 the 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler requested they investigate information obtained by Harriman Police Department concerning an individual believed to be sharing images containing child pornography online.

  • Harriman Middle’s skid continues

    The Harriman Blue Devils took on the Spring City Bulldogs in what was their second contest of the season on Thursday night.

    Harriman dropped the contest 46-0.

    Harriman dropped their first game of the season against Cherokee, therefore the Devils were looking for their first win of the season.

    Harriman deferred to the second half on the coin toss and kicked off to start the game.

    The Bulldogs started on their own 45 to start the game.

  • Brown honored for service
  • Bobcats give Eagleton “royal” beating

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats dominated the Eagleton Royals, 34-8, Thursday evening in Maryville to start their football season.

    The Bobcats locked down the Royals at every step, especially in the first quarter and in the first half of the game.

    “We were a little frustrated that we didn’t get to have a game last week,” Oliver Springs Coach Buster Brown said, “it was for good reasons, the other team wasn’t available to play.

    “We played a jayvee game and our kids were ready to come out.

  • Cherokee shuts down Red Devils

    By Brittani Barger


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets defeated the Maynardville Red Devils at home 38-6 on Thursday night in their first district game. The game was all Cherokee from the beginning.

  • Sweetwater cages Tigers, 27-18

    By Scott Carter

    for the Roane County News

    In a tale of two dramatically different halves, Sweetwater found a way to come out on top. The Wildcats shut out Rockwood in the first half and held on in the second, never trailing in a 27-18 win over the Tigers at King Berrong Stadium.

    “It’s a good feeling,” Sweetwater coach Ethan Edmiston said. “We’ve got a lot to work on, had a lot of mistakes tonight but I’m happy that we found a way to pull it out.”

  • Green Wave hang on to win

    After opening the season with a 41-40 loss at Rockwood in a shootout, the Midway Green Wave bounced back and won a defensive slugfest at Monterey Friday night, 7-6.

    “It’s a win,” Midway head coach Ryen Minton said following the contest. “Every game is a different game. I’m proud of our boys because they fought and never quit fighting.”

    The first half of Friday’s game would see no scoring, but Midway had its back against the wall on two separate occasions.